New Renault Espace Review, The MPV with Crossover Soul
Renault Espace : Overview
How has the Renault Espace: a time queen of Mpv large, today is preparing to return to the markets with quite different premises. Farewell to the legacy of an MPV across space and functionality, in favor of a more dynamic formula and careful design. L’Espace 2015 recurs as a car sought in style and content. And with ambitions premium model.
Almost a flagship. 4.86 m long, 1.89 wide and 1.68 high, the new Escape has a wheelbase of 2.88 m, and has earned 4 cm in height from the ground than the previous model. To characterize the design are numerous sophisticated solutions, such as the panoramic roof Lumière (also available in split), the full-LED headlights, and the special gear lever, reminiscent of the stick of a plane.
The seats One-Touch. Available in the five or seven seats, the Espace proudly presents the interesting one-touch system for the removal of the seats, which “drown” completely in the plane cabin. The mechanism can be implemented by touching the seats to fold the screen R-Link2, the appropriate buttons in the luggage compartment or directly operating the levers of each session.
Three trim. The selection of the new Espace (already ordered in Italy, over by May) is built on the three trim Zen, Intens and Initiale Paris. A benefit of the latter is supplied richer: characterized by aesthetic details specific exterior, interior offers full grain nappa leather, Bose surround sound system, Pack Visio System and Advanced Safety Pack. The set up is only matched the top two engines, the 1.6 TCe 200 hp, and the 1.6 dCi 160 hp.
The R-Link2. Completely new is also the R-Link2, now hosted by a screen of 8.7 “, which allows you to manage all the infotainment board, through the screens and menus customized: the system is able to store the preferences of six different account, corresponding to as many users. Many apps available on the R-Link Store, offered with one year of free connectivity such as TomTom Traffic.
The Multi-Sense. One of the coolest things that can be controlled by R-Link2 is the Multi-Sense, a management system of the driving mode that does not just act on 4Control (system of four-wheel steering), suspension, steering, engine and transmission but also adjusts the appearance of the instrument panel, the lighting board and the sound of the engine. Five modes provided: Eco, Comfort, Neutral, Sport and Lost, with the latter allowing you to independently adjust the individual parameters.
A petrol and two diesel. The engine range includes the Renault Espace 1.6 TCe 200 hp and 260 Nm (from 2,500 rpm) with the EOC seven-speed (6.2 l / 100 km and 140 g / km of CO2, 8.6 s to 0 -100 km / h), the 1.6 dCi 130 hp and 320 Nm (from 1,750 rpm), combined with the six-speed manual (4.5 l / 100 km and 116 g / km CO2) and the new 1.6 dCi Twin Turbo 160 hp and 380 Nm (from 1,750 rpm), available only with the six-speed dual clutch EoC (4.7 l / 100 km, 120 g / km CO2). According to the House the consumption of the range are 20% lower than the outgoing model, thanks to lightening of 250 kg compared to the previous series.
The driver assistance. Numerous driver assistance systems, the Active Cruise Control dall’Adaptive Emergency Braking, through Lane Departure Warning, Safe Distance Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition with Speed Alert (similar system Intelligent Speed Limiter Ford), Automatic High- Low Beam, Advanced Traction Control and Blind Spot Warning. Not missing, finally, the Easy Park Assist.